March 1, 2008

Delilah had a runny nose,
that made her cough and sneeze.
It was quite red and sniffley,
because of allergies.

Day and night her nose would run.
It caused her such disgrace.
Until one day her runny nose,
just ran right off her face.

It leaped into her lap and then
it hopped onto the floor.
Delilah watched her own nose make
a bee-line for the door.

It’s been a while and time has passed,
since her nose was set free.
Delilah doesn’t mind at all,
There’s no more allergy!


It just might take a leap of faith to buy this story of a leaping nose, but the Illustration Friday theme this week is “Leap,” so what recourse did I have?


33 Responses to “leap”

  1. Ratlion Says:

    Lol! Love it!

  2. elizabeth Says:

    Hilarious!! I’m all sniffles this weekend, so I’m envying Delilah right now. Nice, dynamic rendering.

  3. studio lolo Says:

    A nose with freckles and green “Chucks”…does it get any cuter than that? Love the atmosphere and the ditty too! You’re so clever :^)

  4. This idea is unique. Hope someone buys it!
    Nicely done, I like the “green” shoes…

  5. Vhrsti Says:

    Amazing concept, colors and… the freckles 😉

  6. Bobo Says:

    Another Orz again, for your unlimited imagination! A running nose… you really give me a good laugh!

  7. Perfect for this time of year!
    Imagine no more allergies.
    Fun illustration.

  8. OK! Thats it Linda! If ADs or Editors don’t find you soon, I will personally go kick them and say “Hello!! ” haven’t you seen this amazing talent that’s been out there in front of your noses!”
    Ok, maybe I can’t say that… but I sure would like too :o)

  9. cartuneman Says:

    This one is Hilarious!!!!! love it, love it, love it!

    How do you find the time to draw so much? I have 4 kids still at home and a wife that is demanding hahahahaha. I have trouble just keeping up with my day job and then try to draw for my publishers when I get home.
    By the way, How dose one become a member of illustration Friday?


  10. sketched out Says:

    Thanks so much you guys! All you wonderful talented people give me so much support and encouragement to stay up late after the day job and continue to work on the thing I love the most.

    Vhrsti, Bobo and Roberta, thanks visiting often and nudging me. Alicia, you’re so darn cute for saying that. Maybe you could be my agent and I can be yours. It’s easier to sell someone else’s stuff, eh?

    John, thanks for the compliments. I know what you mean. Athough, I don’t have children, I do have an encouraging husband and three affection-hounding kitties… oh and did I mention the day job, hee hee. So my only choice is to stay up too late. My mom and husband yell at me sometimes, (in an encouraging way of course.)

    Easy to get involved in the wonderful, awesome, magical world of Illustration Friday. Just go here http://illustrationfriday.com/ and you can read the instructions. It’s very inspirational, and the community is full of great great folk.

  11. rizal Says:

    this is great. Just love it. Made me laugh though. I thought at first i was seeing somebody’s backside.. hehe..

    great fun and funny illo.


  12. Nancy Lefko Says:

    You never fail to make me smile…this one is a hoot…and so wonderfully illustrated too !!

  13. artseafartsea Says:

    How do u come up with the funny stuff? Of course I know. But it is a constant source of amazement. Pretty funny stuff. You should get published soon.

  14. chickengirl Says:

    I do hope you are putting a book together with all your wonderful stories and rhymes. Funny!!!

  15. There is an idea! ;o)

  16. kim Says:

    Oh boy! What a nightmare. Can you even imagine a gross nose running down the hall in your own house? You are hilarious!

  17. Natali Says:

    Great! Your illustrations are so fun!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂

  18. Vicki Says:

    I was just showing this to Briana. If my kids were still wee, we’d have been cracking up for hours and reading it over and over. Absolutely wonderful!

  19. gina Says:

    ahahahahaha! it gross! But I love it.. you should make additional fluid all over the floor.. err.. but it will be too much I think? *sorry- I’m just a little bit excited..*

  20. Ars Says:

    So fun 🙂

  21. Jess Says:

    Brilliant! So funny and so original 🙂

  22. Brine Blank Says:

    That’s pretty durned funny…

  23. froggie Says:

    oh my frakking chickens!!!!! that is AWESOME. perfect nose! and that poor freckled delila!!! love love the muted purp hallway…the family pix…the mangled runner rug!

    hee heee hee e heeee !!!

  24. what a nice idea 🙂 Good job.

  25. eli Says:

    I love the rhyme and the sketch, the green shoes are a nice touch!

  26. senta Says:

    Oh this is so funny, it caught me off guard 🙂 I laughed right when I saw it! Nice work!

  27. How did I miss this one? It’s wonderful, as always. Great job on the colour, the purple darkness is absolutely perfect. You always inspire me to try more painting in Photoshop. Thanks for the inspiration and everything, but, how about some tips on how to add a few more hours to my day?

    I saw what you said above about the day job, etc., and staying up late, I am SO with you, sistah…

  28. Kelly Says:

    Ha! Great illustration and rhyme. I love the sneakers on the skinny nose legs. Great job 🙂

  29. lil kim Says:

    I hate when that happens! Fantastic illo – love the composition and colouring. thanks for stopping by my blog x

  30. Kate Says:

    You are SO hilarious!!! I love visiting your blog. You not only draw but also have an incredible wit in your writing, so it is always entertaining to stop by for a ‘fix’. ; )

  31. are you kidding me???! ahh! this is fanTASTIC!!!


  32. valgalart Says:

    i can see that you had no choice in the matter, you had to run with it… i love it you clever girl!

  33. Ben Matte Says:

    My name is Ben Matte and I am in fourth grade. I would like to use your poem on my report on the nose. It is really funny and I want to read it to the class and put the picture on my poster.Would this be OK with you?

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